Jordan ‘J Vessel’ Amadi-Myers made history in 2014 by becoming the youngest ever independent solo artist to be nominated for a MOBO Award as well as an Urban Music Award both in the same year, at just 17. Now 21, he’s had another Urban Music Award nomination, a Premier Gospel Award win and a debut album (Reflections) which peaked at #2 on the iTunes Christian chart. He has already been labelled ‘the future of UK urban music’.
J Vessel’s story behind the music video ‘Looking For Me’
“When you take a stand for something, be prepared for people to try to bring you down. Sometimes the biggest enemy of our progress is ourselves. We are the voice in our head telling us that we’re not worthy of anything good in the world because of our potentially jagged past. This song is all about moving forward in the grace God has provided believers and saying: “I’m not yet where I want to be, but I’m not where I used to be either.” That is why in the video you see the landscapes and images of me sitting on rooftops having a good time with positive friends – it’s symbolic of rising above your environment or circumstance and ploughing ahead into all God has in store for us.”
He talks about looking for the old him, who’s gone away, got a catchy hook and a nice flow. There are some unusual SFX’s but with a good mixture of textures overall in the track.
I would liked to have heard more from him lyrically on the track, but the flow is good and the words to the point.